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Section: Research Organizations & Think Tanks about Ukraine

    Torture, threats & absurd ‘confessions’ in FSB’s new ‘Crimean saboteur’ plots
    Dec11

    Torture, threats & absurd ‘confessions’ in FSB’s new ‘Crimean saboteur’ plots

    The FSB’s new Crimean ‘plots’, in their use of torture, televised ‘confessions’ and grandiose claims, bear an eerie similarity to the first Crimean arrests in May 2014 of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and other opponents of Russia’s occupation, but there are some key differences …read more Source: Kharkiv Human...

    Information war monitor for Central Europe: November 2016 US Elections
    Dec11

    Information war monitor for Central Europe: November 2016 US Elections

    By Lóránt Győri, Patrik Szicherle, Veronika Víchová, Daniel Milo, Katarína Klingová. Photo: Flickr|Darron Birgenheier, licensed by CC BY-SA 2.0.GLOBSEC Policy Institute’s bi-weekly overview of conventional and social media discourse in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia monitors propaganda and disinformation attempts, as well as...

    Trump’s man in Moscow claims ‘misinformation’ about Crimea, Ukraine was ‘catastrophic’ & sanctions don’t work
    Dec11

    Trump’s man in Moscow claims ‘misinformation’ about Crimea, Ukraine was ‘catastrophic’ & sanctions don’t work

    Kremlin-funded media are careful to refer to Carter Page as Donald “Trump ex-adviser” but the coverage they are giving to Page’s current visit to Moscow is certainly not that accorded a person whose influence and role are in the past …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 10, 2016
    Dec10

    Watch List Findings: Dec. 10, 2016

    What follows are the preliminary findings for issues identified in the daily Watch Lists this week. We are only sending findings that we regard as significant or potentially significant to keep this email manageable. We have findings for all the Watch List items. Should you be interested in findings not listed here, please contact us and we will...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: December 3-9, 2016
    Dec09

    Kleptocracy Weekly: December 3-9, 2016

    “The idea of the West as a community of values is critically threatened.” Charles Davidson, KI’s Executive Director, testified before a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia. New from KI Nate Sibley says Trump’s proposed lobbying reforms won’t be enough to curtail...

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
    Dec09

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

    Emma Ashford If there is one common thread that connects President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign-policy appointments, it is the belief that the United States is engaged in a civilizational war against “radical Islamic terrorism.” Indeed, while Trump himself—with his ambivalence towards books—may not even know it, the incoming administration...

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’
    Dec09

    Trump’s Team Should Ditch the ‘Clash of Civilizations’

    Emma Ashford If there is one common thread that connects President-elect Donald Trump’s foreign-policy appointments, it is the belief that the United States is engaged in a civilizational war against “radical Islamic terrorism.” Indeed, while Trump himself—with his ambivalence towards books—may not even know it, the incoming administration...

    A Grim Anniversary?
    Dec09

    A Grim Anniversary?

    Twenty-five years after, the majority of Russians mourn the collapse of the USSR, and its reverberations into their private lives. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?
    Dec09

    Can Europe Resist the Trump Tide?

    (Photo: Apex Archive / Flickr) Norbert Hofer is a nasty piece of work. On the surface, he seems like a bland, soft-spoken, conventionally handsome Central European engineer-turned-politician who emphasizes the conventional conservative values of family and nation. But during the recent prolonged Austrian presidential election — first round in...

    Work in Progress
    Dec09

    Work in Progress

    Despite state funds earmarked for its activities, Ukrainian public broadcasting still hasn’t materialized. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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